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wife. >> i love these kind of stories, there's no place like home for the holidays and one very lucky wife to receive an early christmas gift this year. her husband bryan. bryan purcell was in afghanistan and she thought she was going to the airport to pick up an aunt. and her dad helped bryan pull off the big surprise. i will be away next week and want to wish and your family a very merry christmas and hoping your holiday is filled with peace and joy. from all of us here at fox news, thanks for watching and have a great weekend. ♪ >> a u.s. veteran locked up
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abroad is home. free this weekend. reunited with anxious relatives home for the holidays after spending four months in what may be described as a living nightmare. hello, i'm kelly wright. welcome to a brand new hour of america's news headquarters. >> jamie: i'm jamie colby, this is great. the conditions he was held under were horrific and marine john hammar after spending four years in afghanistan fighting for had your country, only to be locked up trying to bring an antique shotgun over the border with mexico, he knows he made a mistake. he was finally released only days after his tearful mentioned her son would likely not be home for the holidays. tomorrow ne dominic denatale. >> tremendous news this close
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to ramp and 27-year-old johnnie hammar is nearing texas after being released from the prison and threats by cartel members amid terrible, terrible living conditions and great to be reunited. his father is now concerned for his health, unfortunately. and his mother describes him as being sick and he may have to go to the emergency room, the suspicion is, he could have bronchitis. the former marine's health has been a big concern during the whole four-month ordeal and previously spent months being treated for ptsd after a grueling combat experience in iraq and his lawyer says his being with the family is certainly helping, take a listen. >> and we have said that johnnie is innocent and always said it, and prove it, but, however, i believe in the next stage that you will see more
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education to some laws and something, this should not have happened. >> reporter: doesn't look like any media appearances from john or the family just yet. they really want to get him back home, to their home in florida as soon as they can and it looks like it will have to be by car, john isn't in any condition to fly, they say. it took immense u.s. media coverage and pressure from the state department to get the mexican authorities to drop all charges against him. in the end they determined while it was illegal for him to have taken the gun into the the country, he never intended to commit a crime and it appears with the pressure of the the state department, and something of a face-saving compromise for the mexicans in order to get him released. jamie, back to you. >> jamie: on this one, dominic, chained to that bed for four months, that's a crime. we're so happy that johnnie will be home with his family where he belongs and i hope his health holds up, wish him the best. thank you, dominic. >> reporter: absolutely. >> kelly: president obama announcing the first member of his new foreign policy team on friday. nominating massachusetts
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senator john kerry to become his next secretary of state, the move as the administration faces a host of pressing issues from the fallout over the september 11th terror attacks on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, to growing unrest in the middle east, as well as asia. our peter doocy has been following the story and live from washington. what are the details of the nominee? >> kelly, back in 2004, senator kerry let then state senator barack obama speak at his nomination, and it was a road to the white house. and yesterday at the white house president obama nominated kerry to be secretary of state in his second term. >> in a sense, john's entire life has prepared him for this role. as a son of a foreign service officer, he has a deep respect for the men and women of the the state department, the role they play in advancing our interests and values, the
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risks that they undertake and the sacrifice that is they make along with their families. >> issues with iran, syria and north korea are the most pressing senator kerry will face if he's confirmed. yesterday, a long time colleague of his, senator john mccain congratulated him on his nomination and will consider that nomination, but he did not promise to support it. >> my view on whether secretary kerry should be-- or senator kerry should be secretary will not be based on differents of views. we had difference of views going back to 1991 when he said desert storm would fail. but what it will be based on is my view of his ability to carry out his responsibilities. >> reporter: we didn't hear from kerry yesterday. we also didn't hear from current secretary of state hillary clinton still recovering from the same concussion that kept her from testifying before congress about the deadly raid on the u.s. consulate in benghazi,
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libya. it's unclear if her expected testimony down the road will come before or after kerry's confirmation hearings. kelly. >> kelly: a lot of people looking forward to see what will transpire with that testimony before congress. peter doocy, thank you. >> jamie: well, kelly, an update now on president obama and his family, their holiday plans. they're arriving in hawaii early this morning for the family vacation. touching down after midnight in honolulu, and releasing the president's final address to the nation before the the new year, here is a bit of it. >> that's what makes the season so special, getting to spend time with the people we love most. >> and this year, that's especially true for some of our military families, you see shall the war in iraq is over, the transition in afghanistan is underway, and after a decade of war, our heroes are coming home. all across america military families are reuniting. so this week, let's give thanks for our veterans and their families and let's say a
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prayer for all our troops, especially those in afghanistan, who are spending this holiday season overseas, risking their lives to defend the freedoms we hold so dearly. >> jamie: we appreciate what they do. and in the republican address, house speaker john boehner focusing on a yet to be decided plan to avert the so-called fiscal cliff, saying it's now up to the president and democratically controlled nate senate to come up with a solution. >> what the president has offered so far simply won't do anything to solve our spending problems and our nation's crippling debt. instead he wants more spending and tax hikes that will hurt our economy and reduces the challenges of his party to deal honestly with the entitlement reform and the big issues that are facing our nation. that's why we find ourselves here today. >> jamie: there's just nine days left. can the lawmakers work out a deal before it's too late? angela mcglowan is a fox news
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analyst and michael meehan ceo of ben square communications, and advisor to senator john kerry, quite a week for him. angela, before i talk to you, is whether or not a deal could happen before it's too late, is that question moot? >> no, it isn't, jamie. a deal can happen and i believe that a deal will happen. i'm going to make a statement that president obama made about being optimistic. i'm optimistic that they can cut a deal for what they need to stop doing is this political theater. they are he' still playing politics and this negotiation debacle is an example of how washington d.c. is broken, but i don't fault boehner, i fault president obama and the tea party. >> jamie: mike, at this point politically theater or not, the question is sitting on the edge of their seat. why is it going this way? why is the president away? why is john boehner saying it's up to the president? how do you see this whole thing playing out?
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>> well, i think speaker boehner had a really tough day. if this were a parliamentary system they'd throw him out as leader. he went to the caucus and they said we're not going to follow along. he they got 95% of what they wanted on the tax, maybe 99% and he said, well, i'm going to punt my responsibility, kick it to the senate, to the president and hope they can figure it out. the congress has the power of the purse strings. they have the ability to cut and spend on what they want to spend upon and to hear the speak her just say, that that's really up to somebody else is an abdication of responsibility. >> michael, michael, you and i both know, being washington d.c. insiders, it has to be compromise. let's look at what boehner's offered, offered part of the simpson-bowles plan, not good enough. in the second part of the proposal he took part of what nancy pelosi offered may of this year to raise taxes of 1 million and above. what has the president offered? and basically jamie with both
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proposals in ten years we're still going to have 21 trillion dollars worth of debt. >> jamie: angela. >> both proposals-- yes? >> not every republican agrees with speaker boehner on the compromise so there's pushback on both sides from democrats who control the senate and from the president and from some fellow residentiapublicans we taken a step back? i want to ask both of you, angela first. >> here is the rub, president obama knows nothing about being a great legislator and the tea party doesn't either. it's great to run on principle and sign a pledge you won't raise taxes, but in d.c., jamie, you have to compromise. ronald reagan figured that out, bill clinton figured that out, lbj was with the civil rights legislation figured that out. both sides need to come together again, it's on president obama, harry reid and the tea party. >> jamie: let's get michael in here. michael, at this point what can the president do? he's on vacation and the american people are wondering, they're selling off houses,
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selling off stock. they don't know what next year looks like. >> in the interest of communication, not where the president is at christmas, but speaker boehner basically asked harry reid to figure out how to get a package that he can get 100 republican votes in the house of representatives on and harry reid is very good at figuring out the compromise that angela just talked about. i completely agree with angela's point, that the tea party has the speaker held hostage. a half dozen members or so, under no circumstances can we vote for taxes even on people over a million dollars, so i predict that we probably get over the cliff and that allows republicans to say, well, i only voted to cut taxes for 99%. i hope they get it done the second after it enacts so people don't feel it in their pocket books as they go into the new year. >> but, jamie, michael-- >> i have to leave it there. >> merry christmas. >> jamie: the president reiterated what he said even though he's on vacation he's on it. we will wait and see, happy holidays to both of you, merry christmas.
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>> same to you. >> happy holidays to you. >> jamie: kelly? >> well, while folks are trying to dig their way out of the fiscal cliff, they're still trying to dig out of snow, serious snow out in the midwest after this week. in iowa, for example, crews across the region working to restore power to thousands of residents who lost their lights at the height of the storm. and record snowfall also taking place in green bay, wisconsin, packers fans helping to clear about 10 inches of snow from the bleachers at lambeau field ahead of sunday's game. that's a lot of fan support. and the storm forcing cancellation of 1400 flights ahead of the busy holiday travel weekend. some 500 of them at chicago's o'hare airport where things are just starting to get back on track. >> i know, i got lucky. think i got the last flight to st. louis until saturday or sunday. so, it just worked out. >> and i was stuck in
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baltimore yesterday coming home from work and i was delayed there about four hours coming in tonight. so i was worried i wasn't going to make the flight. >> actually, very fortunate at the moment. and hearing that american airlines had 90 cancellations yesterday, i was actually kind of concerned mine was going to get canceled. >> kelly: all right, let's go to meteorologist maria molina live at the weather center. she can shed some light on the show. >> hay, kelly. good to see you. a lot of snow across portions of the midwest. the good news the storm system is final mri exly exiting the u some of that snowfall is still accumulating, talking additional one to three inches of snow, not a huge deal, again, compared to what we saw earlier this week, you see it here across parts of upstate new york and portions of central pennsylvania, even portions of the corridor, new york city and boston could see a couple of snow showers, no accumulation out here though so we're not really looking at any chances of a white
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christmas across the northeast, that storm is gone. out west we have a lot of storminess and continuing to linger out here, areas of rainfall, snowfall on tomorrow of the mountains, very dangerous travelling conditions not just for today, but even as we head into sunday and even into monday. so just a prolonged period of time that we'll deal with heavy snowfall and heavy rain and traffic delays unfortunately for many people, kelly trying to visit their t to wish you a ly, if i don't very merry christmas and jamie as well. >> kelly: we love maria, thank you. >> jamie: you, too. meanwhile, there have been hearings going on and now there's a major break in the case of four americans that were murdered in libya including our ambassador. why we're getting closer to finding out exactly what happened on september 11th. and why we can still be a long way from getting to the bottom of the deaths of ambassador chris stevens and three others. >> kelly: and the pope granting a special pardon this holiday season. we'll tell, but it. >> jamie: but the fight over holiday language in the
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>> and welcome back, time now for a quick check of the headlines. pope benedict xvi granting a pardon to a former butler accused of stealing and leaking private documents. the butt her serving a 18 month sentence and a tiny spanish community has a lot to celebrate this christmas after nearly everyone in town, listen to me, hit a major lotto jackpot worth nearly a billion dollars. this kind of outcome is common in spain as the country's lottery concentrates on shared payouts instead of one big jackpot. and prince william and duchess of cambridge breaking with royal tradition this year, spending christmas with her family. royal insiders say the pregnant duchess will likely get more rest at home with her family than at the queen's annual christmas gathering. >> i'm not sure i would give
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up that christmas party. a texas lawmaker is working to bring back the reason for the season, and pre-filing the merry christmas bill and legislatures he hopes will allow teachers and school administrators to use the word "christmas" without fear of retribution. brennan todd has more from the affiliate. >> i hope they bring it back. >> reporter: she says her daughter could never understand why when she was in elementary school they had a holiday tree, but couldn't call it a christmas tree. >> i think they should have that right and they should say whatever they can. >> reporter: what lawmaker wants to take that fear of saying or displaying religious messages out of the school system? >> teachers and administrators, a, should not live in fear, fear of litigation, number one, and fear of retribution by the district, number two. >> reporter: state representative of houston has pre-filed the merry christmas bill designed to give the school systems the freedom to let the students and staff say
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merry christmas or happy hanukkah, menorahs, christmas trees on school property. >> i want the teachers to feel free to put up a menorah, a santa claus, a nativity in front of the christmas tree and call it that. >> reporter: he says i got the idea when his son told they decorated the christmas tree in school, but had to call it a holiday tree. >> anyway, i went inside and talked to the administration, and someone whispered under their breath, it's christmas, but we can't say that here. >> reporter: parents we talked to said the bill sounds good. >> that will be great here. that way kids don't feel so, you know, separated from each other, it's all the same thing. >> so to sit there and not consider this as a part of life, so tonight express that in preparing people for life, that's also a falsehood then, too. >> reporter: the representative admits the merry christmas bill may be a long shot, but one that he says has already gotten bipartisan support. >> this is just one bill of 6,000, it's not the most
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important, but i think it's an important bill in terms of its cultural statement, and historical statement and traditional statement. >> jamie: well, brendan todd reporting from kdfw. we'll keep you posted. kelly. >> kelly: we'll follow at that one. new developments in the benghazi terror attack. and taken into custody and what it it means for the families of the americans killed in the attack. >> jamie: and the gunman behind the sandy hook massacre and the rifle association taking on the tragedy and creating headlines and taking on lots of controversy. >> the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. look, if you have copd like me,
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>> it is the bottom of the hour, and time now for the top of the news. a holiday gift like no other for the family of this u.s. marine. john hammar released from a notorious mexican prison after being locked up for bringing an antique shotgun across the border. >> fox news learned more responsible for the deaths in libya. until now we've only heard about two under arrest and we're learning that federal agents are not getting the access they want. lawmakers say investigators know who some of the players are. they're not specific, roles, adding the investigation is not where they would like it to be. >> kelly: the pain unbearable in newtown, as the final three are laid to rest today. emilie parker, josephine gay and ana marquez-green.
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and three of the victims last last friday. >> jamie: and adam lanza, more details on his personality a week after his inexplicable rampage. lanza described as the awkward peculiar kid would wear the same clothes to school day in and day out and rarely speak to classmates and spend hours in the basement of his home where his mother was reportedly storing her collection of firearms. >> kelly: jamie, it was the same weapons that he used to go on the murderous rampage taking 26 lives at a nearby elementary school before eventually turning the guns on himself. exactly one week after that shooting, the nation's top gun lobby group is breaking its silence, commenting on the growing calls for increased gun control and sparking a heated debate over what they see as a fundamental right. >> but since when did the gun
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automatically become a bad word? a gun in the hands of a secret service agent protecting our president isn't a bad word. a gun in the hands of a soldier protecting the united states of america isn't a bad word. and when you hear your glass breaking at 3 a.m. and you call 911, you won't be able to pray hard enough for a gun in the hands of a good guy to get there fast enough to protect you. >> kelly: following the story from our new york news room, rick leventhal. >> tabloids are having a field dale after the news conference. a gun nut and calling him the crazyiest man on earth. some are supporting him.
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>> school safety is a complex issue with no simple, single solution. but i believe trained, qualified armed security is one key component among many that could provide the first line of difference as well as the last line of defense. >> reporter: the debate over semi out automatic weapons has raged since friday sandy hook, and used rounds of ammo to murder 20 children and six women. and increasing police presence at schools would be effective and a third said somewhat effective and 12% said not effective. 42% said banning the sale of assault and semi automatic weapons is a good idea. two out of ten said somewhat and more than a third said this would not be effective. and maryland congressman steny hoyer says the n.r.a.
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misfired. >> i cannot believe those remarks represent anywhere near a significant portion of america. i don't believe, frankly, that they represent necessarily the majority views of responsible members of the national rifle association who want guns to hunt, want guns to protect their home and their house, and yes, our children. >> reporter: i'm getting lots of comments on twitter including this from roger, who says protect the kids, harden the targets. many schools have police presence bad guys will not go where good guys have guns. feel free to weigh in at my page rick leventhal as the debate for guns restrictions. >> kelly: i have a feeling you'll get a lot of feedback. >> reporter: i already am. >> jamie: and the plan to avert the so-called fiscal cliff. house speaker john boehner is putting the ball in the court
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of the president and the democrats. and time is running out. will they come up with a solution? steve centanni is following this in washington. >> reporter: yeah, the fiscal cliff may be looming, but both sides have put negotiations on hold for now, to take a christmas holiday. no deal was reached this week to keep taxes from going up for everyone at the end of the year. house speaker john boehner, while saying he's still hopeful a sweeping deal can be reached, he's nonetheless, accusing the president of ignoring a huge problem here. >> this was the year of the size of our debt. all 16 trillion dollars surpassed the size of our entire economy. it's a grim many will have to bear if we don't come to grips with it. the president's solution of raising tax rates would still be red ink for as far as the eye can see he. >> reporter: president obama landed in hawaii this morning for a shorter than usual christmas break. and the white house yesterday, he said he thinks the comprehensive deal could still be reached, but at the same time, pushed for a scaled back
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plan to cut taxes for the middle class. >> even though democrats and republicans are arguing about whether those rates should go up for the wealthiest individuals, all of us, every single one of us, agreed that tax rates shouldn't go up for the other 98% of americans, which includes 97% of small businesses. >> and the president said that tax cut is achievable in the next ten days. he also wants to preserve unemployment benefits for 2 million americans, now set to expire at the end of the year. >> jamie: thanks for the roundup. >> kelly: how will the looming fiscal cliff crisis affect you? well, if congress fails to reach a deal the beginning of the new year, those making between 40,000 and $50,000 a year will see an average tax increase of more than $1700. those making between 100,000 and $200,000 a year will see an average increase go even
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steeper of more than $6500 and the average tax increase of those with an annual income of more than 1 million dollars would jump to more than $250,0 $250,000. >> jamie: just the increase? wow. well, new report says that we could be in store for a really nasty flu season. it's already happening in many states, but a recently approved medication, is it safe for everyone? dr. david somati weighs in on that. >> kelly: a horror for a mother after a shopping cart carrying her infant son rolls into traffic. how it ended next. >> and giving back through the gift of music. ♪ >> coming up, some of nashville's biggest stars are
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>> and the fiscal cliff standoff taking a big toll on one of the key drivers of the economy, consumer confidence dropping to a five-month low. but at the same time,' same time, consumer spending was up a quarter of a percent last month according to the commerce department and we're seeing a big jump in personal income. so what does it mean and how do we compare it to the signals and what does it say about the health of our nation's economy.
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joining us carolyn castlebury, good to see you. what does it hean when we see that the consumer's confidence is dropping and eroding and yet, spending is going up? >> it means that many of us feel bad, but the way we handle that is to shop. we want to spend anyway and actually, this was the indicator that went up in november, .4%, the the holidays are here, people want to forget about a lot of their problems and the one thing that americans are slow to give up on is hope and sometimes when that confidence wanes denial kicks in and one translation might mean jobs. >> kelly: just had a funny picture, shop till you drop no matter what's going on. that doesn't say much about our responsibility and accountability for our economic future? >> no, it doesn't. and we have to say in light of everything that's going on with capitol hill, watching the negotiations, all of these things that, you know, the consumers are definitely affected by this. there have been some positive signs on the economy, the
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housing market has done better. manufacturing goods has shown some improvement. that's always a good indicator. so, really, you know, vaefr investors on our level are starting to tiptoe out of their cash accounts and look at this again and all of this is positive news on the economy. >> kelly: which means all is not lost. there's a hope that you speak of. carolyn, let me ask you, watching congress and the president battle what to do about the fiscal cliff, who is really in control hereof the people's money? we know what's going to happen if we go over the fiscal cliff, our economy is going to rise because of our taxes going up, but who is really in control of our personal expenditures and income? >> absolutely, kelly. you hit a key point and you are in control. i think along with that hope and that consumer confidence that we've been talking about, there is clearly fear with many consumers, people don't know what's going to happen with their income taxes and long-term capital gains. something that everybody needs to be aware of, alternative
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minimum tax. this is something that people don't know that much about, but more than 30 million americans could get hit with this amt at about $3,000 extra on your tax bill. these are some of the things you need to sit down and be aware of and back to your point, kelly, that's up to you to take control. >> kelly: so, get educated. caroline, i wish we had more time to talk to you. that's a very he interesting topic there, amt and fear uncertainty and thank you for joining us, merry christmas. >> merry christmas. ♪ >> there's a new health warning to tell you about, a growing number of states are reporting the worst flu season in years and the f.d.a. has expanded its approval of the most widely described flu medication, tamiflu. you may have heard it. listen up, for children as young as two weeks old. our medical team is on.
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dr. david somati, head of robotics at mount sinai medical center. we're going to put up the states that are reporting so far, the worst flu season. tamiflu for kids two weeks old? >> yes, this is big breaking news, but before we get to tamiflu, this is actually a very important information for people to know. typically, flu season starts around december, it peaks around january, february, it it may go on until march. and now it started in november. and there's about eight states that are actually indicating a high number of flu, this is quite dangerous. we know that during the flu season, hundreds and thousands of people actually get hospitalized, up to 49,000 people can die from this, so, it's very serious and it's a good time to remind people again, if you have not been vaccinated, go get your vaccination. all the myths about the fact that it's dangerous and side effects from it is probably not true. it takes about two weeks for people to build up the immune system, so, get vaccinated.
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>> it's good to know it's not too late to get your vaccination. you know, i was thinking about it with a baby two weeks old. i was curious, are we born with some immunity or antibodies to fight off infection like the flu? >> yes, you get a lot of these antibodies from mom at birth. we have some builtup immune system for us. but familitamiflu was, two weekd older, in cases of children only works if you take it in the first 48 hours of symptoms and that's very important. anything more than that, it's not going to work and also, there are some concerns about the side effects. there were-- i looked up in the british system, side effects are higher than the benefits. we don't think that's the case. most of the side effects in kids are usually vomiting so you really want to run that by your doctor.
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>> and do you think that's the flu though? how do you know with a child, whether it's a cold or a flu and you wouldn't give tamiflu without asking a physician, how would a doctor diagnose the difference? >> by prescription, number one, and most of the flu mostly body aches, sore throat and rainy nose. vomiting is usually not in the first series of symptoms and have to run it by your doctor. the big thing is that tamiflu for children like this is weight dependent and also just three milligrams per kilogram. make sure you know this number. three milligram per kilogram. take it twice a day for five days and in the pharmacy, i always say the best doctor for patients are the patients. we have to be our own doctor. so that's the right dose. it does work and reduces the numbers of days of this kid being stick if it's taken in the first 48 hours. >> jamie: great information to keep our kids healthy and safe. we'll see you tomorrow for sunday house call.
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>> looking forward to it. good to see you. >> jamie: kelly. >> kelly: jamie, thank you. you won't believe this next video, wait until you see it, shows the moment a police officer sees a baby in a shopping cart rolling straight into on coming traffic and that officer just happened to be at the right place at the right time, when a wisconsin mother noticed her baby rolling away as she put her other child in the car. the three year veteran cop, well, he's actually grabbed the young boy before he rolled into a nearby highway. no one was injured, thank god. >> jamie: what a story. >> kelly: yeah. >> jamie: kelly, some of the country music's brightest stars coming together as they do this holiday season and they're helping those less fortunate with a very special concert, making a huge difference, they're living, rather, beyond the dream and one family is getting an early christmas surprise, too, from a soldier, father and husband serving in afghanistan. their heart warming story is next.
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>> for me is doesn't get any better than this. an early christmas surprise as a military wife arrives at the airport to pick up a family member, but is instead greeted by her soldier husband, bryan puccell. he was in afghanistan and she had no idea he was coming home. he was trying to get home to oregon at the height of the the christmas travel, it was a nightmare. but nothing could stop him from seeing his wife and one-year-old daughter. kiss-kiss. ♪ >> in today's beyond the dream. we take you live to nashville, tennessee, the music capital of the world, a very special concert featuring some of the top stars in country music and gospel are coming together to help the homeless. country gospel singer candy
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christmas and grammy winner jason crabb have been featured beyond the dream and join us to discuss how they're helping people in need this holiday season. jason and candy, glad to have you guys. >> thank you. >> candy you've been doing this for nine years now, and it started in nashville where you saw a tremendous need. 300,000 plus homeless people and could be understating it. >> 11,000. >> kelly: how many? >> 11,000 on the streets of nashville, yes. >> kelly: and what compels the country singer to go beyond her comfort zone to help people in need where it's not always comfortable? >> well, to me, kelly, it's one thing to write a check, to some unknown ministry somewhere else, but another thing to roll up your sleeves and really get involved with people and help in a tangible way and so, it started with meeting a need that i had, which i had depression so it
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was a real feel-good thing to help people who would be eating out of a dumpster if i wasn't able to serve them. i was literally able to serve my way out of depression by serving others and a wonderful ride. >> kelly: it's a good way for healing. and jason, you and i have talked before there's a need and you have your grammy, and you have rolled up your sleeves and helping people so desperately in need, why? >> well, you know, that's just, that's just part of our fabric, but you know, i can one of the things this time of year and it's easy to do that, but candy, here, she does it every day, you know, and bridge ministry, and i don't know, people like her challenge me and to do better, to be, you know, to give more. there's a scripture that says
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let's just give much is required and you know what, i feel like i'm one of the most blessed people on the planet and don't deserve it and i want to bless back. and maybe this stage. god gives awe stage to help others or maybe he helps you, you know, reach a place to where, you know, somebody will listen, to be able to help others. and so, i know, i'm just so delighted about today. >> candy, i was moved last year when i was there visiting you at your nashville center of operations, and first of all, you were given a massive warehouse to go out and meet the need. tell me what you'll be doing today and providing those supplies to so many people in need. >> well, we have rented the nashville municipal auditorium and we have ricky scaggs and many other gospel and country artists coming and we'll be contributing 2000 sleeping bags, almost 6,000 toys to
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homeless and underprivileged children, we will distribute two tractor-trailer loads of food, nonperishable and perishable items today and soul for soul has partnered with us to distribute shoes, these kind of shoes. >> kelly: good shoes. >> hundreds of toys-- they're great, great shoes, we have a couple thousand sleeping bags, 5,000 blankets, and the homeless are going to have a wonderful, wonderful christmas. kelly, i read a story in luke, chapter 14 about a man who prepared a banquet and he invited all of his friends to come and no one would come because they were too busy. >> oh, wow. >> so he said, go out into the highways and hedges and you get the lame and the poor and the hall and bring them in that my house can be full. so, we just started with everyone in need in nashville and we've prepared a banquet for them. they are the guests of honor, they have the v.i.p. sitting.
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>> right. >> kelly: before i let you go, i want to get my co-anchor here, a quick question because we've got to get ready to go and you've got to get ready to go. >> jamie: i'm a little bit country and i love country. >> oh, yeah. >> jamie: and spare the folks out there from hearing me sing country christmas. just give us a little, something-something for the holidays. >> come on. >> love to hear you sing. >> chestnuts roasting on an open fire-- chestnuts roasting on an open fire ♪ ♪ jack frost nipping at your nose ♪ >> i love that yuletide carols sung by a choir ♪ >> that's it. beautiful you guys, things for what you're doing. >> kelly: grammy winner jason crabb and candy christmas, god bless for what you're doing. >> we wish the best to all those in needs. it doesn't stop here, more ahead with the journal editorial report, i'm jamie
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colby. >> kelly: i'm kelly wright. >> jamie: thanks for being with us everybody, have a great day, merry christmas we'll see you back, i'll be back at six o'clock. bye-bye. sometimes what we suffer from
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is bigger than we think ... like the flu. with aches, fever and chills- the flu's a really big deal. so why treat it like it's a little cold? there's something that works differently than over-the-counter remedies. prescription tamiflu attacks the flu virus at its source. so don't wait. call your doctor right away. tamiflu is prescription medicine for treating the flu in adults and children one year and older whose flu symptoms started within the last two days.
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before taking tamiflu tell your doctor if you're pregnant, nursing. have serious health conditions, or take other medicines. if you develop an allergic reaction, a severe rash, or signs of unusual behavior, stop taking tamiflu and call your doctor immediately. children and adolescents in particular may be at an increased risk of seizures, confusion or abnormal behavior. the most common side effects are mild to moderate nausea and vomiting. the flu comes on fast, so ask your doctor about tamiflu. prescription for flu.